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The Housing Department of Waterford City & County Council is responsible for processing all social housing applications as well as housing transfers, grant applications, allocation of properties, Choice Based Lettings, RAS/Leasing, HAP, housing supply, Homeless Services, maintenance and refurbishment of stock, and energy initiatives.


The Housing Department is structured into four units. These are:

Tenant purchase and loan applications, homeless service provision and welfare referrals are accessed through the housing section and appropriate referrals made to other relevant agencies. Rents and debt management are also featured under this remit of service provision.

Apply for a Home

You can apply for housing in the Waterford City & County Council area, and if you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be placed on the housing waiting list.  Each applicant is assessed under the Council’s Allocation Scheme.  Please bear in mind that the demand for social housing is high and when you apply for housing, you will be placed on a waiting list.   You can find more information, and begin this application process below.

In addition to social housing, the Housing Department offers a variety of supports to individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These include temporary housing, emergency housing, and outreach services to help people in getting the assistance and support they require.

Additionally, the department is responsible for making sure that any housing developments in the area adhere to the necessary standards and legislation. This includes making sure that new construction is carried out appropriately and that it satisfies the demands of the surrounding community.

Book a New Housing Applicant Interview

Interviews for new Housing Applicants are held by phone only.

Before booking an interview, please ensure that you read all requirements, eligibility criteria and gather all relevant supporting documentation as per the checklist on pages 3 & 4 of the application form, otherwise your application will not be processed.

Begin here: Book An Appointment

Contact the Housing Department